Collar: Either a flat buckle collar, a martingale type
(Premier), a Gentle Leader (or other head halter). Please leave your choke
collars, pinch collars or electric collars at home.
Leashes: Just your standard 4 foot; a 6 foot if you
have one and a flexi may be handy as well.
Treats: Lots of moist treats your dog loves. Best idea
is to bring a "doggie trail mix". That means try to bring
a mixture of different treats. Bring lots!!! You will be doing a
lot of training. Be sure you have your treats cut up nice and small
as we don't want to send any dogs home heavier then when they arrived!
Water: please bring bottled water for yourself
and also water for your dog.
Toys: Bring the type that allows you to interact with
your dog in a game of tug. Any of your dog's favourites, ideally not ones
that make noise that could distract other dogs.
Chair: A comfortable one for you to sit in.
Crates: Those that are stackable. You are welcome to
bring ex-pens or soft sided crates for OUTSIDE crating only. We would
like to be able to crate all dogs indoors (in case of poor weather) so
please bring a crate that we can stack other crates on or under for indoor
Personal items: Those items for you or your dog (dog
dishes, favourite blanket, etc.).
A second dog: Those of you who have a second dog and
would like to work it - you may provided it is a comparable agility level
to your first and you do not hold your group up. Working two dogs is not
allowed within the same exercise (example: you can not take up an instructor's
time to teach two dogs the same exercise). Use common sense and only attempt
to work your second dog where it will not be unfair to the rest of the
handlers in your group who are only working one dog.
Rain gear: We will be working rain or shine so comes
Bon Fire favourites: Your own personal marshmellow roasting
stick and your best singing voice!
Travelling into Canada
Travelling into Canada with your dog you will need the following:
- A rabies certificate proving vaccination within the last 12
- Certain airlines require a health certificate, please check
with your airline for details
- As of June 1, 2009, you will need a passport or equivalent to enter Canada.
Click here to read about passport requirements for entry into Canada.
here to link directly to the Government of Canada pet import
This area is a rabies endemic area so please update your dog's
inoculation. This area is also a heartworm high-risk area. If you
plan to travel, some neighbouring districts are also Lyme endemic.
Please note that Southern Ontario has experienced some West Nile
infections. While the risk is extremely low, it is advised to bring
a mosquito repellent with DEET, and to use it particularly around
dawn and dusk.
Although this is Canada, please be aware the snow does actually
melt and the temperatures in the summer can get as warm as any city
in the U.S.A. Keeping this in mind, you may want to bring sun shade
for outdoor crating plus any suntan product you favour. Warm weather
clothes for the daytime and cooler weather clothing for evening
is a good plan.